Best Political Science podcasts we could find (Updated February 2018)
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New Books in Political Science
Weekly+
 
Interviews with Political Scientists about their New Books
 
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SAGE Political Science & International Relations
 
Welcome to the official free Podcast from SAGE for Political Science & International Relations. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.
 
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American Political Science Association
 
Official podcast of the APSA
 
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WCHS Political Science Podcasts
 
Check out student-produced podcasts wrapping up the week's top headlines in West Virginia and the presidential campaign.
 
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Social and Political Sciences
 
Social and Political Sciences
 
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New Books in Public Policy
Weekly
 
Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books
 
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Political Science Open Day - Video
Monthly+
 
Political Science Open Day - Video
 
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Scholars Strategy Network's No Jargon
 
No Jargon, the Scholars Strategy Network’s weekly podcast, presents interviews with top university scholars on the politics, policy problems, and social issues facing the nation. Powerful research, intriguing perspectives -- and no jargon. Find show notes and plain-language research briefs on hundreds of topics at www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/nojargon.
 
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Waking Up with Sam Harris
Weekly
 
Join neuroscientist, philosopher, and best-selling author Sam Harris as he explores important and controversial questions about the human mind, society, and current events. Sam Harris is the author of The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, Waking Up, and Islam and the Future of Tolerance (with Maajid Nawaz). The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction. His writing has been published in more than 20 languages. Mr. Harris and his work ...
 
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Science Fiction and Politics, Courtney Brown, Emory University
 
Science Fiction and Politics, Courtney Brown, Emory University
 
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Party Politics
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A political podcast hosted by two political science professors, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University. They’ll provide you with up-to-date politics and policy conversations for your next cocktail party and it’ll make you sound really smart!
 
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WCHS Political Science Podcasts
 
Check out student-produced podcasts wrapping up the week's top headlines in West Virginia and the presidential campaign.
 
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Political Science Research Presentations
 
Political Science Research Presentations
 
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The Thomas Jefferson Hour
Weekly
 
The Thomas Jefferson Hour features conversations with Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, as portrayed by the award-winning humanities scholar and author, Clay Jenkinson. The weekly discussion features Mr. Jefferson’s views on events of his time, contemporary issues facing America and answers to questions submitted by his many listeners. To ask President Jefferson a question visit his website at www.jeffersonhour.com
 
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The Pollsters
Weekly
 
Politics. Policy. Polling. Pop Culture.Explore what America's thinking with two of the country's leading pollsters-the bipartisan team of Democrat Margie Omero and Republican Kristen Soltis Anderson. In this weekly podcast we take a fresh, friendly look at the numbers driving the week's biggest stories in news, politics, tech, entertainment and pop culture. Along with the occasional interview with pollsters, journalists, and other industry leaders, we'll lift the hood on the numbers revealin ...
 
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Inquiring Minds
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Each week Inquiring Minds brings you a new, in-depth exploration of the place where science, politics, and society collide. We’re committed to the idea that making an effort to understand the world around you though science and critical thinking can benefit everyone—and lead to better decisions. We endeavor to find out what’s true, what’s left to discover, and why it all matters with weekly coverage of the latest headlines and probing discussions with leading scientists and thinkers. Produce ...
 
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A Good Run with Daniel Feldman
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A Good Run Podcast offers pieces of political history as personally experienced by Dan Feldman, a New York State legislator between 1981 and 1998 and current public management professor at John Jay College. The series includes revealing encounters between Feldman and such legendary New York political figures as Ed Koch, Mario Cuomo and John Lindsay, as well as with figures still prominent in American politics. His two children, Asher and Leah, take turns interviewing Dan about topics recount ...
 
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Political Science Open Day - Audio
 
Political Science Open Day - Audio
 
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New Books in History
Daily+
 
Interviews with Authors about their New Books
 
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Political Science Lectures (in English)
 
Political Science Lectures (in English)
 
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Whistlestop
Monthly
 
In this podcast for fans of presidential history, John Dickerson of Slate’s Political Gabfest revisits a moment from the American carnival of politics. Hear about the grand speeches, emergency strategies, baby kissing, and backstabbing that make each presidential cycle so fascinating.
 
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Bad Philosophy
Monthly
 
Your one-stop fix for random musings on the nature of reality, the essence of modern digital society, and more! Produced by philosophy geeks Stephen Torrence and Kevin Saunders in Austin, TX.
 
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Reasons to be Cheerful with Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd
 
A podcast about ideas. Former Labour Party leader Ed Miliband, and Sony Award-winning radio host Geoff Lloyd talk to smart thinkers from around the world.
 
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Political and Social Sciences - Back to Class with Brown Faculty
 
Political and Social Sciences - Back to Class with Brown Faculty
 
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The Shadow of Ideas - History, Politics, and Current Events on the Edge
 
The Shadow of Ideas is a journey into the world of current events, politics, and social justice through the lens of a historian.
 
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Point of Inquiry
Monthly+
 
Launched in 2005, Point of Inquiry is the premier podcast of the Center for Inquiry. Point of Inquiry critically examines topics in science, religion, philosophy, and politics. Each episode takes on a specific issue and features lively discussion with leading scientists, researchers and writers. Point of Inquiry is produced at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, N.Y.
 
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The Economist: Editor's Picks
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Cognitive Dissonance
Weekly
 
Every episode we blast anyone who gets in our way. We bring critical thinking, skepticism, and irreverence to any topic that makes the news, makes it big, or makes us mad. It’s skeptical, it’s political and there is no welcome mat.
 
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Economics, Politics, and Science Fiction
 
It's about economics, politics, and science fiction.
 
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The African History Network Show
Weekly+
 
Listen to “The African History Network Show” with Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network on 910 AM The Superstation WFDF in Detroit on Sundays, 9pm-11pm EST with host Michael Imhotep. Also on Thursday mornings on "Wake Up With Steve Hood" 7am-9am EST on 910 AM.CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at (313) 209-9000. POST YOUR COMMENTS. WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR. Listen to The African History Network Show with Michael Imhotep, Sundays, 9pm-11pm EST on 910 AM in Detroit or around the w ...
 
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Serious Inquiries Only
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Join Thomas for some critical thinking on questions of science, philosophy, skepticism and politics. These serious topics are discussed with some serious guests, but in an entertaining and engaging way! This is not your typical interview podcast; it’s a friendly dialogue, conducted thoughtfully and with plenty of humor. It's Serious Inquiries Only; but like, not boring or anything.
 
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The Panpsycast Philosophy Podcast
 
An 'informal and informative' philosophy podcast inspiring and supporting students, teachers, academics and free-thinkers worldwide. All episodes are available at www.thepanpsycast.com. Support The Panpsycast and get yourself heaps of exclusive content on our Patreon! For more information, please visit www.patreon.com/panpsycast.
 
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Philosophy for our times
Weekly
 
The Institute of Art and Ideas is committed to placing philosophy and big ideas at the heart of public life -- building philosophy for our times. Described by Total Politics as "Europe's answer to TED", the IAI hosts the world’s largest philosophy and music festival, HowTheLightGetsIn and curates hundreds of debates and talks a year with the world’s leading thinkers. For over 1000 free debates and talks, subscribe and review our podcast episodes on SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher.
 
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Everyday Law
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Demystifying the Law for You and Your Family
 
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The Wright Show (audio)
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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
 
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Past Present
Weekly
 
Past Present brings together three historians to discuss what's happening in American politics and culture today. Natalia, Neil, and Niki bring historical insights to the news of the day, offering listeners an alternative to the reflexive and polarized world of punditry. Interested in the world around you but exhausted by rote reactions and partisan talking points? You've come to the right place.
 
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TALK NERDY
Weekly
 
Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. She is excited to present "Talk Nerdy," a place for conversations with interesting people about interesting topics.
 
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Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show
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Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
 
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Science in an Age of Delusions: Some Examples from Scientific Fraud, Quackery, Religion and University Politics - Audio
 
Science in an Age of Delusions: Some Examples from Scientific Fraud, Quackery, Religion and University Politics - Audio
 
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What It Takes
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Revealing, intimate conversations with visionaries and leaders in the arts, science, technology, public service, sports and business. These engaging personal stories are drawn from interviews with the American Academy of Achievement, and offer insights you’ll want to apply to your own life.
 
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East Meets West – Podcast
 
Where Roger and Tom meet.
 
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Research On Religion
Weekly
 
A weekly podcast exploring academic research on religion and featuring top scholars in history, sociology, political science, economics and religious studies.
 
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Atheist Nomads
Weekly
 
We host a weekly show out of Boise, ID covering the latest in religious leaders behaving badly, church/state entanglement issues, and other topics of interests to atheists. On occasion we also do interviews with leaders in the atheist, skeptic, and humanist community.
 
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Bloggingheads.tv
Weekly+
 
Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
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PolyPsych
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Daily News, Politics, Psychology and personal stories with Anthony Lindsay and Stephanie Moreno.
 
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Seven-Minute Explainers
Weekly
 
Your audio guide to everything you need to know about compelling and complex topics, from a variety of The Week's smart and witty writers, editors, and thinkers. Concise and entertaining, Seven-Minute Explainers packs a lot of information in a short amount of time.
 
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The Skeptic Canary Show
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Dr Tom Williamson, David James and Paul Hopwood talk about the skeptical issues of the day, usually joined by a special guest!
 
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Beltway Banthas: Star Wars, Politics & More
 
Beltway Banthas is a bi-weekly Star Wars podcast about the intersection of fandom and politics. For hosts Stephen Kent & Swara Salih, one of those things is politics. Star Wars draws from our worlds politics just as much as it contributes to it by influencing policy makers, journalists and thought leaders. On this podcast we seek to understand how Star Wars impacts the world we live in, while also covering the Star Wars news, gossip and hype of the day.
 
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ORLYRADIO SHOW
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ORLYRADIO - Podcasting about the things that make you say "Oh really?" We will examine, and sometimes deconstruct, the world of wacky things we call life.
 
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inspireland podcast
Monthly
 
Talking to interesting people. Doing interesting things.
 
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Mad Scientists Exposed - discussing corruption in the sciences Tuesdays & Fridays - 6pm EST, 3pm PST See more at MadScientists.Exposed & FreedomizerRadio.com ---------------------------- ~~ followed by ~~ ----------------------------------- Ed Augusts' World of Books, History, Ancient Knowledge, World Politics, & a little Metaphysics Tuesdays & ...…
 
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The Money Show
 
Gideon Rachman, current foreign affairs analysts with the Financial Times and political analyst, Moeletsi Mbeki discuss the decision of the ruling party’s decision to recall President Jacob Zuma. John Weaver, chairperson of South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA) discusses the business and science of bottled water.…
 
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The Money Show
 
Gideon Rachman, current foreign affairs analysts with the Financial Times and political analyst, Moeletsi Mbeki discuss the decision of the ruling party’s decision to recall President Jacob Zuma. John Weaver, chairperson of South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA) discusses the business and science of bottled water.…
 
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Homebrewed Christianity Podcast
 
Andrew Root, Associate Professor and Carrie Olson Baalson Chair of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, is back on the podcast to talk about his new book, Faith Formation in a Secular Age. This is the first of three books engaging Charles Taylor’s work.; church’s obsession with Youthfulness Andrew and Tripp talk about their mutual love ...…
 
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Statehouse Blend Missouri
 
This week on Statehouse Blend Missouri , we meet the eastern Missouri district that supported Donald Trump with 61% of the vote in 2016, but in a special election last week elected a Democrat to the Missouri House for the first time since 2008. We also meet the Democrat they elected, Rep.-Elect Mike Revis, a 27-year-old first-time candidate fro ...…
 
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Everyday Creative People
 
This week’s guest is J.M., a fellow theatre kid from my college years. Today, J.M. is a physicist and the author of the political webcomic Doomed To Repeat it. They have always enjoyed drawing and cartooning and harbors a deep love of political and historical analysis. This is not J.M.’s first bout with mixing creativity and analytical thinking ...…
 
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The New Yorker: Politics and More
 
The 2016 Presidential primaries were a rebuke to moderates in both parties. Bernie Sanders, a sometime Democratic Socialist, built a grassroots movement that bitterly rejected the centrist Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump, whose conservative credentials were deeply suspect, defeated sixteen Republican stalwarts. As the 2018 midterms approach, both ...…
 
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Amazing Podcast Episodes: ~3x curated episodes per week
 
“Studying history aims to loosen the grip of the past… It will not tell us what to choose, but at least it gives us more options.” – Yuval Noah Harari Yuval Noah Harari is the star historian who shot to fame with his international bestseller 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind'. In that book Harari explained how human values have been contin ...…
 
Long time Iowa broadcaster and public radio pioneer Don Forsling passed away this week. “I like my coffee black, like my soul.” That was one of Don Forsling’s favorite one liners. Radio listeners loved him for his wry sense of humor and deadpan delivery. He had a radio career that spanned more than 50 years, nearly forty of those years were spe ...…
 
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Non-Violence, and Dr. Peter Kuznick, a Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University and the co-author with Oliver Stone of “The Untold History of the United States.”Pres ...…
 
On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Non-Violence, and Dr. Peter Kuznick, a Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University and the co-author with Oliver Stone of “The Untold History of the United States.”Pres ...…
 
Guests: Nadia Elizondo, Political Science Student, College of Southern Nevada - Hieu Le, Political Science Student, College of Southern Nevada Pundits: Marlene Lockard, Partner, The Lockard Group - Daela Gibson, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte - Sam Kumar, Past Chairman, Washoe County Republicans
 
Guests: Nadia Elizondo, Political Science Student, College of Southern Nevada - Hieu Le, Political Science Student, College of Southern Nevada Pundits: Marlene Lockard, Partner, The Lockard Group - Daela Gibson, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte - Sam Kumar, Past Chairman, Washoe County Republicans
 
Guests: Nadia Elizondo, Political Science Student, College of Southern Nevada - Hieu Le, Political Science Student, College of Southern Nevada Pundits: Marlene Lockard, Partner, The Lockard Group - Daela Gibson, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte - Sam Kumar, Past Chairman, Washoe County Republicans
 
One side of the political aisle likes to paint itself as pro-science. But when it comes to this most controversial social issue, science won’t toe their party line.Writing at The Atlantic, Emma Green chronicles how breakthroughs in medical technology and advances in our understanding of pregnancy have fueled the movement to end abortion.Forty-f ...…
 
A first time visit from Dr. Carl Ameringer, professor of health policy and politics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. A lawyer with a PhD in political science, he is an expert on issues surrounding our national debate on health care reform. We discuss his latest book “US Health Policy and Health Care Delivery: Doctors, ...…
 
This presentation addresses one aspect of a larger history of mapping in Afghanistan. A brief treatment of pre-modern cartographies introduces the nineteenth-century colonial surveys and British Indian boundary-making missions that generated the now familiar map of Afghanistan rendered as a modern territorial nation-state. The body of the talk ...…
 
We are honored to have, Dr Neal Barnard a noted physician, advocate for nutritional science, as well as president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on the show. Dr Barnard explains how and why he started the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). PCRM is an advocacy group for information about good medicine, nu ...…
 
Apeks Supercritical is located in Johnstown, Ohio, and Jim Lenner has been the Village Manager for the Village of Johnstown for seven years. Prior to his position in Johnstown, he worked for the Licking County Planning Commission for five years. Jim is a board member for the Licking County Transportation Improvement District, Explore Licking Co ...…
 
This week on Middle Theory, we examine Trump’s first State of the Union address and the double-standards within politics and the entertainment industry. This week sees another installment of the upcoming Water Wars that the world is going to eventually face, caused in part by bottling companies and their massive, and oftentimes illegal/unethica ...…
 
How soon should work begin on a new Hamilton arena? Earlier this week, the mayor said that it could take a few years for the city to decide what to do with our local arena, but the owner of the Bulldogs says that that’s too long. Guest: Scott Radley. Host of “The Scott Radley Show” Columnist, Hamilton Spec. Christine Elliot tweeted last night “ ...…
 
Photo: (CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn) Christine Elliot tweeted last night “I’m in” in regards to the Ontario PC leadership race. Caroline Mulroney is also considering a run. Guest: Cheryl Collier, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Windsor.
 
Psychic Medium, Author and Intuitive Life Coach, Michelle Beltran invites you to join her for The Intuitive Hour: Awaken Your Inner Voice. This podcast will teach you how to magnify the powers of your intuitive voice. In her own unique style, Michelle raises her vibrational energy to link with higher realms delivering insightful messages with g ...…
 
In a broad oxymoron, it is advanced science in the new Dark Ages where a shot in the dark can make a plague for profit. New and emerging diseases seem to generate some underlying panic brought on by political and economic design. Something rare like the Adenovirus, go from being simple viruses to tools of psychological warfare as the propaganda ...…
 
In a broad oxymoron, it is advanced science in the new Dark Ages where a shot in the dark can make a plague for profit. New and emerging diseases seem to generate some underlying panic brought on by political and economic design. Something rare like the Adenovirus, go from being simple viruses to tools of psychological warfare as the propaganda ...…
 
In the Canadian courts there was a recent case of a mother who gave birth but concealed the new born child. The consequences of the ruling are unclear. The trial judge was especially bothered that “he could not identify the moment on the gestational spectrum when a fetus becomes the body of a child for the purpose of [this law against concealin ...…
 
In the Canadian courts there was a recent case of a mother who gave birth but concealed the new-born child. The consequences of the ruling are unclear. The trial judge was especially bothered that, “he could not identify the moment on the gestational spectrum when a fetus becomes the body of a child for the purpose of [this law against conceali ...…
 
While Kansas City has a long tradition of black artists, their work tends to get overlooked, says textiles artist Sonié Joi Thompson-Ruffin . Today, we learn about a community project that's giving these local creatives online posterity. Then, we hear excerpts from a conversation with Democratic Missouri Rep. DaRon McGee , Republican Kansas Rep ...…
 
China has the world’s biggest Navy, the world’s biggest Coast Guard—and the world’s biggest fishing fleet. Evidence shows it’s actually using these fishermen as an extension of its navy, as part of an aggressive strategy to rule the seas. Scientists in China cloned a couple of monkeys last month. They are trying to develop cloning technology in ...…
 
China has the world’s biggest Navy, the world’s biggest Coast Guard—and the world’s biggest fishing fleet. Evidence shows it’s actually using these fishermen as an extension of its navy, as part of an aggressive strategy to rule the seas. Scientists in China cloned a couple of monkeys last month. They are trying to develop cloning technology in ...…
 
Bloomberg Daybreak with Karen Moskow and Bob Moon.GUESTS:John SilviaManaging Director/Chief EconomistWells Fargo Securities LLCWendy SchillerPolitical Science ProfessorBrown University
 
The State of the Union address will be taking place today and it’s looking like some of the topics will include the economy and a push for bipartisan congressional action on immigration. Guest - George Breckenridge, Retired Political Science Professor, McMaster University
 
Chef Spike Gjerde is joined by the legendary Alice Waters on a special episode of ORIGINS. Alice Waters is a chef, author, food activist, and the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995 she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, ...…
 
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"WWL First News" with Tommy Tucker
 
Tommy talks with Jeanne Zaino, Professor of Political Science at Iona College, about the upcoming State of the Union and a new poll on whether people are embarrassed or proud of having Donald Trump as president.By Tommy Tucker, WWL First News.
 
Author : Julie C. Day Narrator : Lisa Hicks Host : Setsu Uzume Audio Producer : Peter Wood Discuss on Forums Previous published in Interzone 271. Rated PG-13. Take cover: contains more than 5 F-bombs. Sarnai I sit at my kitchen table and watch as my soon-to-be ex-husband, David, assembles cardboard boxes and labels each one in neat block letter ...…
 
The Party PC leader Rick Dykstra has resigned amid allegations of sexual assault. ALSO: The Ontario PC party will be choosing a new leader before the new election. Guest - Barry Kay, political science professor at Wilfrid Laurier University. (Canadian and US politics) The Green Party says that they stand behind their leader regardless of allega ...…
 
The Party PC leader Rick Dykstra has resigned amid allegations of sexual assault. ALSO: The Ontario PC party will be choosing a new leader before the new election. Guest - Barry Kay, political science professor at Wilfrid Laurier University.
 
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Cool Soror with Rashan Ali
 
The Cool Soror Podcast welcomes singer, Keia Johnson: a Cool Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Known for her bigger than life laugh and sultry voice, Keia is no stranger to the entertainment business. A certified military brat, Keia Johnson was born in San Antonio, TX but grew up all over the world. It was the move to Memphis that helpe ...…
 
On this episode: What is a super PAC, and for that matter, what's a PAC? What are the rules they have to follow? Does spending money in an election count as free speech? We address campaign finance and the murky world of dark money with Dante Scala, political science professor at the University of New Hampshire. Learn more about your ad choices ...…
 
It's a commentary episode! Matt and Davey talk through tracks 1-5 from their latest album Rad Science. Hear the stories behind the songs, what inspired them, how they changed from the demos, and all the studio nerd-iness used to create the sonic worlds of Rad Science. Find out how mass shootings, political unrest, nostalgia, cynicism and unicor ...…
 
00:11 Intro/Why I think persons should be skeptical when hearing about inequality and the conclusions drawn from the information. 01:41 First Point. How data on income inequality often misses key components to the argument at hand. 02:25 How data tells a different story depending on how much groups are broken into subgroups. 04:34 Second Point. ...…
 
Welcome to the ModState Podcast. This is the first episode in the Geographical Journey mini-series! We start in the South specifically the Southern coast and the gulf-coast. These states are NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, and LA. We have excluded Florida and Texas because of their vast political and economic implications to the broader US of A, and warran ...…
 
In "Confronting Political Intimidation and Public Bullying: A Citizen's Handbook for the Trump Era and Beyond," author and Literature professor emeritus Roddey Reid traces the origins of the current toxic environment back some 30 years to a culture of abuse in the workplace, media and the political arena. In conversation with sociologist Akos R ...…
 
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